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Princess Mako visits Bolivia

Princess Mako of Akishino – a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan – continued her first official overseas visit since her uncle’s accession with a visit to Bolivia. Embed from Getty Images Her visit to mark the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to Bolivia began on Monday with a courtesy call on the Bolivian President, Evo Morales. “I wish the bilateral…
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Princess Mako visits Machu Picchu

Princess Mako of Akishino, a niece of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, has visited the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her six-day visit to the country. The official trip to Peru and Bolivia marks the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to…
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Princess Mako begins Brazil trip in São Paulo

On Saturday, Princess Mako arrived in Brazil to undertake a two-week visit to celebrate 110 years since Japanese immigrants came to São Paulo. An estimated 1.9 million immigrants have made Brazil their home, making it the most prominent Japanese community outside of Japan. Japanese culture dates back to 1908 when immigrants arrived in Port Santos aboard a cargo and passengers ship.  Debt ravaged…
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Japanese Imperial Family reveals new photos

The Japanese Imperial Family has released three new photos to mark the new year. The images show the senior members of the family: Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, his wife Crown Princess Masako and their daughter Aiko, Princess Toshi…
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Princess Mako’s engagement announcement postponed because of deadly rains in Kyushu

The official announcement of Princess Mako of Akishino’s engagement to Kei Komuro has been postponed in light of the deadly rains in Kyushu. Heavy rains continue to pelt the Kyushu island, and so far seven people have died, while hundreds remain trapped by floodwaters. Kyushu is the third biggest island of Japan. The couple were to hold an official press conference this Saturday. They…
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